Alberta & Northern Territories Division


Salvation Army Yellowknife Shelter Prepares for Winter


With the chill of winter now in the air, Salvation Army shelters across the Alberta & Northern Territories Division are preparing for increased demand for their beds.

“As the outdoor temperatures go down, the need and demand for shelter beds goes up,” says Captain Mark Stanley, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development. “In the summer many homeless individuals will stay outdoors, but this just isn’t feasible during Canadian winters.”

Nowhere is this more apparent than at The Salvation Army’s Bailey House […]


Grande Prairie Food Drive Brings in 46 Tons of Food For Salvation Army


Often when times are tough, we see the best come out in our communities and Grande Prairie, Alberta is no exception. This September marked the 20th anniversary of local Rotary clubs holding a large-scale food drive for The Salvation Army, and the community support was tremendous.

The official kick-off on September 8 saw 32 local business and individual sponsors, assisted by students from four school districts, raise $9,600 for the food drive! That total is up from last year's […]

Medicine Hat Community Resource Centre

Medicine Hat Salvation Army Expands Community Resource Centre


On August 25, The Salvation Army in Medicine Hat celebrated the Community Resource Centre’s (CRC) move into a new and expanded space located at 476 – 4 Street SE. The new space will allow more room for programs and extended operating hours.

“People can drop by for a cup of coffee, access our Family Services, and stay for a hot supper if they need one,” says Ian Scott, Director of the CRC. “There’s lots of community interest in what […]

St. Albert Salvation Army

St. Albert Salvation Army Celebrates 30th Anniversary


August 20 & 21 was a weekend of celebration with The Salvation Army marking its 30th anniversary of ministry in and around St. Albert with a pancake breakfast and BBQ as well as the end of a successful day camp program.

From humble beginnings in the basement of one of the founding families has arisen a robust and extensive organization, meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs for the community, including residents of senior’s lodges, nursing homes, hospitals, and area […]


Huge Increase In Edmonton Backpack Program Registrations


Going back to school is an exciting and sometimes stressful time for kids, especially if they don’t have the right tools to hit the ground running. The Salvation Army in Edmonton ensures every child has the school supplies he or she needs for the first day of school. This year, the backpack program saw registrations increase from three hundred students to nearly a thousand students.

“These backpacks are an equalizer,” says Cadet Connie Cristall, Corps Officer at The Salvation […]

Gospel Arts Camp breakout group 2016

Gospel Arts Camp Allows Kids To Learn New Skills


Lively music can be heard from all around The Salvation Army's Pine Lake Camp as the sound of horns, strumming of guitars, and sweet voices of a choir carry through the air. It is Gospel Arts Camp, and campers aged 9 to 18 are spending the week learning how to play an instrument, sing in a choir, or perform drama. For many, this will be their first experience participating in the arts. Members of Salvation Army bands and leaders from around the Division […]


Summer Camp Forges Bonds For Counsellors Too


When we write about The Salvation Army’s Pine Lake Camp, we usually talk about the campers. They are the kids who come from all over the Division to experience nature, outdoor activities, and God in a new way and whose lives are often impacted in immeasurable ways through the adventure. This year is no different, as there are certainly plenty of camper stories that we could share. But there is another story that happens at camp that we often overlook. It’s […]

Hope And Recovery


After years of addiction and crime, Donny is now sober, working two jobs, furthering his education, and volunteering.

Fort mcMurray wildfire regrowth

Fort McMurray: After The Fire


“As the community moves from response to re-entry to recovery and rebuilding, the local Salvation Army in Fort McMurray is beginning to consider and anticipate community needs,” says Captain Mark Stanley from The Salvation Army in Alberta.

As of July 4, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry classified the wildfire as under control, completely contained and will be extinguished. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people evacuated have returned to their homes. With this in mind, The Salvation Army has identified three key goals.

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